Topic : chemicals

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vapor

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The gas formed by the evaporation of liquids, i.e. solvents; this term is often confused with “fumes.”

Keywords: chemicals   ventilation  

UL listed

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A product adhering to standards of Underwriters Laboratories, an independent, non-profit testing laboratory organized for the purpose of investigating products and materials with respect to hazards affecting life and property.

Keywords: chemicals   ergonomics   pedicure equipment   pedicure spas  

toxicity

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The quality or degree of being poisonous or harmful to plant or animal life.

Keywords: chemicals  

toxic

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Poisonous; ability (or property) of a substance to produce a harmful or lethal effect on humans or the environment.

Keywords: chemicals  

toluene

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A colorless flammable liquid used as a solvent in nail polish.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   polish   toluene  

TAF resin

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A special co-polymer used to improve adhesion and toughen nail polish and treatments.

Keywords: chemicals   nail treatments   polish  

surfactant

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An acronym for Surface Active Agent; surfactants improve the wetting, absorption, or flow of a liquid on a solid surface.

Keywords: chemicals   disinfection  

solvent

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance capable of dissolving other solids or liquids, i.e. water is called the “universal solvent.”

Keywords: chemicals  

solute

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance that is dissolved by a solvent.

Keywords: chemicals  

skin absorption

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The ability of certain chemicals to pass through the epidermis into the dermis, where it may be transported into the bloodstream.

Keywords: chemicals  

sensitizer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A chemical that causes a substantial proportion of exposed people or animals to develop an allergic reaction in normal tissue after repeated (or prolonged) exposure to the chemical.

Keywords: chemicals   nail diseases  

sensitization

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The biological process of becoming sensitive to a particular substance; adverse reactions to a chemical resulting from previous exposure to that chemical or one of a similar type or structure.

Keywords: chemicals   nail diseases  

primary irritant

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance that causes acute or immediate irritation to skin and/or soft tissue.

Keywords: chemicals   nail diseases  

primary allergen

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance that can cause acute or immediate allergic reactions, for example, poison ivy is a primary allergen.

Keywords: chemicals   nail diseases  

powder

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Materials that have been finely ground or pulverized into very small, individual particles; the term typically refers to the polymer powders used to create acrylic (liquid/powder) systems; these substances are usually blends of finely ground methacrylate polymers. Acrylic powder was already in use in dentistry before it was ever applied to nails.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   nail chemistry  

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